D.C.'s first cidery, ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, isn't slated to open in Truxton Circle until the end of the year. But if you want a sneak peek before then, the Basque-inspired bar and restaurant will host a dinner at the Dolcezzafactory on July 27.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. with cocktail hour featuring an array of pintxos (Spanish small bites) from chef Brad Walker plus a welcome drink and pour of cider. That will be followed by a four-course family-style meal accompanied by ciders from the Basque country and elsewhere. Pintxos will include grilled calçots (a type of scallion) with romesco and mushrooms with herb salt and garlic puree. Family-style dishes will range from a mixed seafood salad to a wood-grilled ciderhouse bone-in ribeye. The meat will be similar to that traditionally served by ciderhouses in the Basque country during cider season (January through April).